Saturday, August 7

I'll be your boat

You know summer is ending when you're aware of how many days are left. And when you start thinking to yourself, "I need to do this, this, and this before school starts." And when you know what day it is. And....when a Saturday actually feels like a Saturday. Crap.
So. Week one of posting three times a week went very, very well I think!! Normally I post every 4-7 days, but this week it was every other day. Wow!!! And you guys kept coming I'm amazed. Thank you so much! Success!
Niklaas was a kind enough boyfriend to go to the city with my mom, sister, and I and entertain me while they went to appointments. We walked along the boardwalk of the beach, drank coffee and split a cookie in the park, and took pictures in the sand. It was kind of extremely blissful to just walk along the beach for a couple hours. We went shopping afterwards and cruised forever 21 together. To those of you who have your "boys" take your blogging pictures, I don't know how "into" clothes and pictures they are, but Niklaas is definitely "into" the whole thing. Hahaha. It's cute. He had a stare down with another hipster in the store where they checked out the other person's outfit...and it was just cute. Haha.
I know you're probably all sick and tired of this bow I wear. Well. I am too! I love headbands dearly, though, because they keep my hair out of my face and are an easy "accessory". Thankfully, you'll be seeing a few different ones because I finally bought new ones! Yippeee!!
dress-forever21 bow-wetseal wedges-thrifted
I specifically planned to wear this dress to the beach to take pictures because of its "nautical" style. I love it so much!! I'm not sure how I'm going to wear it in the fall...but it's a great summer dress. The bow on the bust is what convinced me I had to have it along with the stripes. It's just so breezy and comfortable! I got these wedges for my birthday from our local consignment shop (my favorite place!) and I couldn't be more in love. They go with almost everything I own PLUS they are only three inches high! Due to my....*cough* clumsy behavior, I can't walk in anything much higher. And I don't know what it is these days, but SOO many wedges anymore seem to be at least 4-5 inches tall with a platform. Ahh! I can't do it :)
Oh! I don't know if any of you have ever noticed...but every single blog title is either the title of a song or a lyric. This isn't uncommon, in the slightest, so I'm not proclaiming myself to be the founder of blog originality or anything, but I'm just sayin', some songs are looking into. Like this one! This song actually kind of inspired this shoot. Boats and birds by Gregory and the Hawk.
if you be my boat, I'll be your sea. A depth of pure blue just to probe curiousity.
ebbing and flowing and pushed by a breeze
I live to make you free.
So, yesterday morning was one of my favorite mornings in existence. A girl from Niklaas' church is getting married, so he brought me along to help do the flower arranging. It was a blast! We woke up before sunrise and did a short photoshoot that is definitely our new favorite (I CAN'T WAIT TO SHOW YOU!) and then walked through this giant garden of flowers filling buckets with every flower imaginable. Later, I helped the girls cut and clean them. It was so relaxing! Niklaas and I always giggle about how someday we want a flower shop. It's cuteee.
Speaking of which!! I showed him all of your comments on the last post and we giggled at them together. Hehe! So much fun. You all are seriously the sweetest. It's only been three months of "togetherness" as some of you know who read about us in the beginning stages, but I completely adoreee him. Your comments made me blush :)  Everyday is better than the day before! He also loved loved loved all of your comments about the "photography". I just told you he is very "into" the taking pictures thing, so photography comments warm his little heart. Haha :)
Have a good weekend!!
Love always,
P.S. There are only 11 days left in my giveaway! Enter my giveaway here! :) 5 dresses!
P.P.S. I love reading your entries and secrets! So fun!


Regan said...

Just fOund your blog!! Gorgeous photos! Xoxo

Hannah said...

I love how you are posting more often. One day I'm going to stop being so lazy and post more as well! Maybe once I'm back at school and on a schedule ;)

I hope you're starting to get a little more excited about college. You will love it!

elanor, missing-lovebirds said...

Beach photos! Love 'em.
You are so cute. I love the nautical dress! hehe

&it's great to see you posting more!

Catherine said...

ah, I totally feel like I need to post more too... anyway, I love your dress - it almost has a retro beach vibe to it!

Shauna said...

SUCH! a cute dress.
i wish i had someone to take my photos.
keep up the nice work niklaas!

love Shauna

Shauna said...

oh! and
i totally name my blog titles from lyrics too! yay!

PrettyNiftyThriftyFashion said...

I love your photos!!! they are great!! the dress was so pretty and i LOVED your hair piece!! I am going to get a new camera and i was wondering what one you used? your photos always look so lovely! your boyfriend sounds so cute!! i loved the photos of you two together that is so great he loves to take your outfit pictures!!!

libys11 said...

that dress is just incredibly chic!! the stripes, the bow, the cut.. everything's so flattering!! aaahh! i want! :D so perfect with the shoes and bow as well! :D

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simplyhope said...

Ahhhhdorable! Gosh this outfit is way too cute! It is perfect for the setting too:D I know headbands are GREAT! You pull them off so well. And your pictures are so fabulous!

Erika said...

Goodness, your dress is adorable. Gorgeous photos...Niklaas sounds so heart warmed up when I read about you guys wanting to open up a flower shop! :)
And, yes, totally agree about all the signs that summer's coming to an end!

Thanks for stopping I said in my post, keeping busy is the only thing that keeps me sane with my hunny away! Thanksssss =)

its simple love said...

I LOVE this dress! You look darling. And I am so glad the deadline was extended! Those dresses are too cute!


Anonymous said...

I really love your dress!

Estefany said...

You look so pretty with this dress! I really love the bow in the front.


Ashley said...

This is all sorts of lovely =)


Amy said...

Beautiful dress and amazing pictures!! I still have another 3 weeks of the holidays left so I'm not feeling like that, yet. :S By the way you asked me where I found the pictures they were on fashion gone rogue but I also found them on the test magazine website, I think theres a link on the post. x

Fashion teapot ♥

Chloe, Butterfly Cupcakes said...

I love the flowers in your hair and these are very beautiful photos.

Bea said...

Hi Maggie!

I just found your blog and you have the sweetest style (and fantastic hair). I like the photography and you seem so bubbly and fun. I am definitely reading your old posts after commenting :)

My guy is into clothes too. I showed him the 'boyfriend couch' at a store once and he stared at me and said 'I don't sit down at shops'! It's so fun to have a shopping partner, right?

I adore your dress and the headband is so darn cute.

B from A plus B

Lynzy said...

Aw that dress! The detailing is so cute!! I am now a new follower of yours and cannot wait to come back and see more :)

xo Lynzy

Vinda Sonata said...

just found your blog!
those pictures are all gorgeous and you look pretty. love the dress!! xx

Sabina said...

I'm so glad you like the challenge - I can't wait to see your entry (I really hope you manage to take your pics before you move outta the house :)), I'm very excited! :)))
Thank you for your support hon!

Anonymous said...

I have to prepare everything for school starting today, so sad, Gosh!

You look cute

Anonymous said...

Super cute dress. For the fall I'd do some tights, pattern, lace, or bright red and a cardigan. :)

Anonymous said...

Oh, and you and your bf sound super cute! :)

iris loves fashion said...

lovely dress.
you are so cute

theoctoberissue said...

I'm glad I ran into your blog,love the outfit you're so pretty :)

Delightfully Tacky said...

That dress is really cute! It goes perfectly with the wedges.
And yeah, I do always take my own pictures. Every once in a while I'll be out and about without my tripod and I'll have my mom take some, but I'll make a note of it on my blog in that case.

Tieka, Selective Potential said...

This dress is absolutely gorgeous!! I love it so much on you!

Becca said...

Aw, you are just so sweet and happy, Maggey! I love it.
Do I always end up saying that? Well it's true every time!


Flashes of Style said...

What an adorable dress! <3

coy colleen said...

what a cute, nautical look!

Ebony said...

This is my fave post so far! (Although I havent read They Sing Raindrops yet) That dress looks like it was MADE for you :) You look lovely. I'm sure you'll find a way to make it work in the cooler months.
Can't wait to see all your new headbands (not that I'm sick of that one at all, it's gorgeous!)


erin :) said...

Man, there is so much cuteness in this post and your life! Sheesh! xD These photos are really the bomb! I think I like them the best from all your photos! They're super good! :]

Hope you're doing swell!
Erin :)

Alex said...

That dress is just gorgeous on you. (and the wedges and the pretty headband too of course!)

Ah, I'm starting to envy your photos. They're always so beautiful and I am bored of having to stand in front of a tripod to take mine. Grrr.

I'm just about to take a parcel to the post office so it should be with you fairly soon...

Kristen said...

It looks like you just got off a sail boat, gorgeous!

~Abby~ said...

OMG that dress is so cute! One of my favorites that you've worn! :)
Awesome shoot the beach is so pretty in the background!

Jessica said...

I love this outfit! :)

CandyKali said...

I love the outfit and the headband! Beautiful pics!!

Danielle @ Antiquated Treasures said...

Oh my goodness, the giant bow on this dress is just SO adorable!

Anonymous said...

First of all can I just say you have the cutest outfits :)

I know what you mean about Summer! I'm so sad it's almost over :(

I'm glad you are having fun with Niklaas!

It is always nice to find someone that makes you feel safe and loved.